The 2016 election is not Tim Kaine's first rodeo. He campaigns for the U.S. Senate with Mark Warner and wife Ann Holton in 2012.
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In brief: Kaine elated, McAuliffe irked and more

Former guv on Dem ticket Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton chose former Virginia governor and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate July 22. The former Democratic National Committee chair heads to the convention in Philadelphia this week. Killing on Earhart Street Denzel O. Morton, 23, was shot early July 17, Charlottesville’s […]

The Dem VP candidate okayed Jens Soering's return to Germany in 2010—to no avail.
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VP candidate and convicted murderer in spotlight again

Former UVA student Jens Soering has spent more than 30 years in prison while protesting his innocence. And Tim Kaine, shortly before he left the Governor’s Mansion in 2010, agreed to repatriate Soering to Germany, a move that was immediately overturned by his successor, Bob McDonnell. Now Kaine has been tapped to be the Democratic […]

A proposed citywide culling could help manage the deer population. File photo

‘Medieval solution:’ Resistance emerges to plans for potential deer culling

  Calling the potential deer culling in Charlottesville a “Trumpian solution to a practically nonexistent problem,” one city resident says policymakers should consider non-lethal alternatives before condoning a city-sponsored killing. “We all live in Charlottesville because we appreciate the natural world and what it adds to our human life,” Holly Court resident Laura Jones wrote […]

In between interviews, the Center for Politics’ Tim Robinson, Larry Sabato and Geoffrey Skelley snap a photo from the convention floor in Cleveland.
Courtesy Geoffrey Skelley

Political season: Locals head to conventions

  While most of us followed last week’s Republican shindig in Cleveland on TV, several locals were there on the ground. And Charlottesville sent four people to Philadelphia as delegates for the Democratic convention this week. UVA had a major presence in Cleveland with political pundit Larry Sabato and his Crystal Ball team from the Center […]